This is a macro photograph of a Bahama Sea Star (Oreaster Reticulatis)
size: 8-14 inches
Description: This species is well known because of the size. The arms are short, thick. The body is thick and heavy. Short, knobby spines on the surface form a net-like pattern. When young, the color is olive green, later the color changes to brown or orange.
Diet: Known to eat clams, small anemones, and invertebrates such as snails and crabs if the starfish can capture them.
Fun Facts: May not be commercially (or recreationally) harvested and/or sold in Florida. The color difference relates to the amount of sun light the star fish experienced during its life.
Information & Research by Elizabeth Wombold
L or F like
Z toggle zoom
Show and tell for designers
What are you working on? Dribbble is a community of designers sharing screenshots of their work, process, and projects.
Copyright © 2009–2016 Dribbble LLC. All screenshots © their respective owners. Shipped from Salem, Mass. USA.